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Articles from the March 22, 2018 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    March 22, 2018

SLE Students Join National School Walkout

SEELEY LAKE – "Safer Schools," "Am I Next" and "Never Again" were words chanted by students outside Seeley Lake Elementary during the National School Walkout March 14. Seeley Lake Elementary sixth...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 22, 2018

Turning Tragedy into the Gift of Time

SEELEY LAKE – Sunday, Nov. 5 Kendra and her husband Jurian Coombes were getting ready for bed when they both felt their daughter kick. The next day they were going to welcome Huntley Blaine Coombes...

 

Community Council Hears about Mushrooms, Ice Rinks, Charging Stations and More

SEELEY LAKE – The March 12 meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council heard reports on four in-progress projects, proposals related to mushroom harvesting and an update on the efforts of the...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 22, 2018

Easements Lead to Questions Over Sewer Main Route

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District started working on meeting Rural Development’s conditions including attaining easements and writing district policies at their March 15 meeting. The sewer project can not be let out to bid before the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 22, 2018

Eagles Take Championship Title for Second Year

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles won the Copper League Small School Tournament March 14 with a record of 16-2. This title is added to their first place win in the Copper League's Larg...

 

Deepest Respect - Thank You!

Driving home Saturday, March 17, I spun out maybe 60 yards up my driveway. As I was sliding backward, my vehicle spun sideways and got stuck in that position boxed in by snowbanks. I made a call to Clearwater Towing to get me out. As I was standing...

 
 By Nick Checota    Opinion    March 22, 2018

Curtiss: Responsive Leader with a Vision

MISSOULA - When we first envisioned what is now the Kettlehouse Amphitheater on the banks of the Blackfoot River, few believed that it could go from a big idea to a reality in six months. As you can imagine, the project had a lot of moving parts...

 

How to Tackle the Regional Plan

SWAN VALLEY - If you do not have the time or desire to read the second draft word for word, I suggest taking 15 minutes to skim over the entire document. This will enable you to find subtopics in each of the seven elements that are of particular...

 

Democracy Dies in Darkness

Andi and Nathan Bourne, excellent editorial in the 15 March Pathfinder. You’re both doing outstanding work as journalists. As noted on the front page of a national newspaper (The Washington Post):“Democracy dies in darkness...

 

Senator Tester – Are TV Doctors for Veterans Really Acceptable?

SEELEY LAKE - You take away Choice and give us “telehealth care?”  Seriously? You want the Veterans here to go to the Seeley Lake Post Office to see a TV doctor?  Seriously?  Is that the kind of health care you enjoy? My husband - a 100...

 

Commissioners Wrong to Repeal Lake County Map

SWAN VALLEY - In updating the Lake County Growth Plan, the density-zoning map should be maintained and enhanced, not repealed.  Continued rural sprawl in the Mission and Swan Valleys is a threat to critical habitat and the rural lifestyle enjoyed by...

 
 By Addrien Marx    Opinion    March 22, 2018

No One Better Equipped or Qualified than Jean Curtiss

MISSOULA - Facts based on her accomplishments and personal knowledge of inherent love and respect for the people of this county, is why I proudly support Jean Curtiss in her race for Missoula County Commissioner. As a long time small business owner...

 
 By Erik Iverson    Opinion    March 22, 2018

Humbling

Amsterdam in 1697 was the richest of all European cities, with by far the biggest port, and famous for the finest built ships anywhere. It was all within one of the major powers of the world at that time, the Dutch Colonial Empire. If you would have...

 

Fantasy and Reality

Most people know there is a difference between fantasy and reality. Nonetheless, in our society fantasy is more important than we might imagine. From politics to social media, fantasy influences many...

 

Seeley Lake Community Foundation Awards Grants

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Foundation continues to encourage local organizations to grow and improve the services in our community. Realizing such action requires resources, they once again awarded funding to several worthy causes. This...

 

The Blackfoot Seasonal Update

It has been a longer than usual winter for most of the Blackfoot Watershed and as mud season transitions us from winter to spring we'll take the opportunity to review the past year. Before I dive...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 22, 2018

Montanans Still Support Tester's Blackfoot Clearwater Stewarship Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A poll of more than 500 Montanans released by the Montana Wildlife Federation showed continued support for U.S Senator Jon Tester’s Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act and collaborative efforts to protect wildlife habitat,...

 

Seeley Lake Trails Project Presents Survey Results

SEELEY LAKE – Part I of the report on the March 7, 2018 public trails meeting gave the results of the resident and visitor survey conducted in 2017 by the CRC Trails Advisory Council. Part II...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 22, 2018

Explorers Program and School Safety Discussions Continue

POTOMAC - Funding for the Friday Explorers program, school safety and staff changes dominated the Potomac School Board meeting March 12. The parent group striving to maintain the Friday Explorers program presented their second plan to the board regar...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 22, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Sells Out

SEELEY LAKE – For the first time in more than 15 years, the Seeley Lake Senior Center ran out of corned beef at their annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner March 18. Along with corned beef dinner,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 22, 2018

Chamber Chill Plunge Donates to Meals on Wheels

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce donated $500 to the Seeley Lake Meals on Wheels program after raising the funds from the Chamber Chill event held Feb. 24 at the Tamaracks Reso...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 22, 2018

Green Installed into Sons of the American Revolution

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Robert Green received his membership to the Sons of the American Revolution March 8. Green has always had a certain amount of pride that his ancestors played such...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 22, 2018

Community Supports Destinations for Education

SEELEY LAKE - "Can I get $350?" shouted auctioneer Gene Schade over the heckling. The bidding war ensued over a classic loaded carrot cake filled with cream cheese and drizzled with caramel until...

 

Shirley L. Keiper

SEELEY LAKE - On Friday March 9, 2018 at 1:13 p.m. in Missoula, Mont. Shirley Lou Jones-Ogden-Keiper daughter, wife, mother, Oma, Great Oma and friend reunited with her loved ones that have passed on before. At this moment we envision her big huge... Full story

 

Parcell Graduates Boot Camp

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.- Condon's Mitchell G. Parcell, 2017 graduate of Seeley-Swan High School, graduated Marine Corps Boot Camp at MCRD San Diego, Calif. Jan. 19.  He was meritoriously promoted to...

 

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